Pistols is a weapons group that appears in The Last of Us. They are small, one-handed guns.
Pistols are also the only weapons that can be used while using an enemy as a human shield. They are mainly weak as they cannot do a lot of damage to enemies, especially if they have Armor on. While they lack power and range, they can be useful when in close proximity, which they excel in, or if they are out of Ammunition for their Long Guns. Pistols are also useful when using non-infected hostages in combat.